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CXL Consortium Releases Compute Express Link 2.0 Spec

The CXL Consortium has announced the release of the Compute Express Link 2.0 specification, which adds support for switching for fan-out to connect to more devices; memory pooling for increased memory utilization efficiency and providing memory capacity on demand; and support for persistent memory – while preserving industry investments by supporting full backwards compatibility with […]

Micron Ships 176-Layer NAND

BOISE, Idaho — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), has announced shipment of what the company said is the world’s first 176-layer 3D NAND flash memory, “achieving unprecedented, industry-pioneering density and performance. Together, Micron’s new 176-layer technology and advanced architecture represent a radical breakthrough, enabling immense gains in application performance across a range of storage use […]

Gigabyte Launches Embedded mini-ITX Motherboard for the AMD EPYC Embedded 3151

Taipei, Taiwan, November 5th 2020 – Gigabyte Technology, (TWSE: 2376), maker of high-performance servers and workstations, today announced the Gigabyte MJ11-EC0 for the power-efficient embedded market. Real-time computing in a mini-ITX form factor is possible with rich features. Embedded solutions typically deploy in industrial automation, IoT, and medical machines; yet these cost-effective platforms are also used […]

Juniper Research: Industrial IoT Connections to Reach 37B by 2025

Hampshire, UK – 2nd November 2020: A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global number of Industrial IoT connections will increase from 17.7 billion in 2020 to 36.8 billion in 2025; representing an overall growth rate of 207 percent. The research identified smart manufacturing as a key growth sector of the Industrial IoT market over […]

Dell, NetApp, IBM Lead Coldago Research File Storage Map for 2020

Coldago Research, a market research and analysis firm, released today its 2020 edition of its map for file storage (see below) in which 31 vendors were examined and seven emerged as leaders: Dell, DDN, IBM, NetApp, Pure Storage, Qumulo and VAST Data.​ The report studied the market and vendors  since Coldago’s previous edition 12 months […]

Cognite Collaborates with Microsoft to Transform Industry through Digitalization, Becomes Independent Software Vendor

OSLO, Norway— Cognite announced it is working with Microsoft to catalyze the full-scale digital transformation of heavy-asset industries. The Cognite Data Fusion platform, hosted on Microsoft Azure, will deliver industrial data operations and OT/IT data contextualization for hybrid AI development, combining human and Artificial Intelligence to collectively achieve superior results and create faster time to value. This collaboration builds […]

WekaIO Announces Cloud-Native, Unified Storage Solutions for Data Lifecycle

CAMPBELL, Calif. – October 27, 2020 –  WekaIO (Weka), the leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today announced a transformative cloud-native storage solution underpinned by the world’s fastest file system, WekaFS, that unifies and simplifies the data pipeline for performance-intensive workloads and accelerated DataOps. Weka has developed reference architectures (RAs) with leading […]

Where Have You Gone, IBM?

The company that built the world’s nos. 2 and 3 most powerful supercomputers is to all appearances backing away from the supercomputer systems business. IBM, whose Summit and Sierra CORAL-1 systems set the global standard for pre-exascale supercomputing, failed to win any of the three exascale contracts, and since then IBM has seemingly withdrawn from the HPC systems field. This has been widely discussed within the HPC community for at least the last 18 months. In fact, an industry analyst told us that as long ago as the annual ISC Conference in Frankfurt four years ago, he was shocked when IBM told him the company was no longer interested in the HPC business per se….

ISC 2021 Calls for HPC Research Papers by Dec. 10, 2020

Submissions are now open for the ISC High Performance (ISC 2021) Research Paper Sessions. These sessions offer engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government the opportunity to share their latest research in the fields of HPC, networking, storage, machine learning and data analytics with the ISC audience. Submissions will be accepted through December 10, […]

HPC End User Survey: Intel Xeon Still Dominates but AMD EPYC Gaining

Industry analyst firm Intersect360 has released partial results from an HPC end-user survey identifying the top user-rated processors, servers and cloud vendors. The key finding, according firm CEO Addison Snell: the disconnect between the HPC users, who want integration of Nvidia GPUs with CPUs from Intel or AMD, over against HPC vendors developing their own integrated solutions.